The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between selected Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) scores, quadriceps and hamstrings strength, and vertical jump performance to see if there is consistency between clinical and performance testing. Records for twelve NCAA-I female soccer players were selected for this study. The isolated scores from the hurdle step and deep squat portions of the FMS™ test were extracted, left and right peak knee extension and flexion torques from isokinetic tests at 60, 180, and 300 °/sec, and vertical jump heights were recorded. Bivariate correlations and a multiple regression analysis were conducted to explore relationships among variables. The results from this study indicated that the FMS™ test was a poor predictor of vertical jump height, but peak extension and flexion torques were related to the vertical jump in a complex relationship.
Moore, Kevin D.; Burdette, Tori M.; Leigh, Steven; and Konz, Suzanne
"ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN CLINICAL AND PERFORMANCE TESTS IN SOCCER ATHLETES,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 247.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/247